Summertime is upon us and for Los Angeles that means heat, traffic, and beach trips. The music scene, though, is fourth. One of the great things about Los Angeles, aside from Dodgers games and fast cars, is the talent this city houses. From Local Natives to Red Hot Chili Peppers, they’re based in LA. The venues hosting some of the very best include The Wiltern, The Music Box, and The Palladium. But most of the time it’s in festivals where they make their name known.
This summer, Los Angeles is host to a slew of festivals. Think about it as Coachella spread out over three months. Everywhere from Downtown LA, Pasadena and even Pomona, there will be a host of free or cheap music festivals. The only thing you’ll ever have to worry about is Los Angeles parking (click for real-time parking info), but that shouldn’t hold you up. Here are some of the best from Southern California in order of which festivals are coming up first.